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Best Beef Stroganoff

Best Beef Stroganoff

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
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Thinly sliced beef in a rich creamy sour cream sauce. This recipe is how Count Stroganoff intended the dish to be made!

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  • Calories:
  • 403 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 17.2 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 18.6 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 91 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 229 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in onions and garlic, and cook until slightly tender. Mix in mushrooms, and continue cooking 2 minutes. Place steak strips in saucepan and cook about 1 minute. Mix in consomme, Burgundy and lemon juice. Bring to a boil.
  3. In a small bowl, thoroughly blend flour with cold water until smooth. Reduce saucepan heat to low. While stirring constantly, slowly pour flour mixture into saucepan. Gradually return to boil while stirring rapidly, until sauce is thick and smooth. Cover saucepan and continue cooking 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, let cool slightly and stir in sour cream. Serve over cooked egg noodles.
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SECRETAGENTMAN
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SECRETAGENTMAN

3/2/2006

I left out the Burgundy because I didn't have any on hand. I wouldn't recommend adding the raw steak to the cooking onion mixture. It doesn't develop a beef flavor. Better to brown the beef in a separate pan and add it, together with some of the juices, to the onion mixture. 14 ounces of consomme makes a pretty liquid sauce. If you have absorbent noodles they will take some of the liquid. But I'd recommend making the thickening liquid (flour and water) with 3 tablespoons of flour. You don't have to use the whole amount, just add as necessary. (I ended up using 3 Tbs of flour). Either that, or start by using only 9-10 ounces of the consomme and adding more as needed to keep the sauce at the right consistency. As to the lemon juice, that can really overpower a dish. I took 1/2 of a lemon and "forked" it over the pan a couple of times. I probably added less than 1/2 of a teaspoon. A little fresh lemon juice goes a long way. These exceptions aside, this is a really nice and easy recipe. I wouldn't hesitate to serve it to company. Thanks for letting us have this dish!

JessicaB.
151

JessicaB.

10/19/2007

I think this recipe turned out really well. I did make a few changes...I tossed the raw sliced meat with salt, pepper and about 2 tablespoons of flour. Then I browned the meat BEFORE I cooked the onions, etc. Once the meat was browned I removed it from the pan with the "gravy" that was made from the drippings and the flour. Then I added a bit more butter to the pan and sauteed the onions and garlic in the SAME pan - this way you get the flavor from the leftover drippings and browned pieces in the pan (some reviews said the flavor was bland so I thought this could help). I also cooked the mushrooms longer than the recipe called for to cook out more moisture since many previous reviews said the sauce was too runny. I also used 1/2 the amount of onions called for, added a few glugs of Brandy rather than Burgundy (I didn't want my sauce to be reddish), and didn't use quite as much lemon juice as called for in the original recipe.

s. epley
138

s. epley

12/12/2006

I loved this recipe for stroganoff. The lemon did make it! As for the other reviewers who said it was too thin of a sauce, I must remind you to use consomme and not broth. I bet this is what makes the difference. Consomme has gelatin added. I used consomme, and my sauce was plenty thick.

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